Cristiano Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. is set for a return to Real Madrid’s youth setup, according to reports. La Liga giants Real Madrid are looking to take advantage of Ronaldo’s club soccer uncertainty. They are trying to acquire the services of the 12-year-old Ronaldo Jr.
🚨 Cristiano Ronaldo Jr has returned to Real Madrid’s academy after 4 years.@educornago pic.twitter.com/Px6Bylq0Qs
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) December 27, 2022
Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United came to an end when the club and the player decided to part ways after Ronaldo’s controversial interview with Piers Morgan. Following the termination, it is uncertain where Ronaldo will continue his club football. It has been rumored that Ronaldo is increasingly likely to accept Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr’s bumper contract worth more than $200 million.
🚨 Cristiano Ronaldo is set to sign a 7-year deal with Saudi Arabia, worth £170m-a-year. 💰
The first two-and-a-half years as a player for Al-Nassr and the rest of the contract as an official ambassador for Saudi Arabia and their 2030 World Cup bid. 🇸🇦
(Source: MARCA) pic.twitter.com/p83LvZ22ST
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) December 22, 2022
However, this uncertainty has had a domino effect and brought uncertainty to the soccer career of Ronaldo’s son. Ronaldo Jr. has played at the youth systems of clubs that his father has represented. Real Madrid, Juventus, and Manchester United have all witnessed the potential of Ronaldo Jr. But, with his father becoming a free agent, it is not clear where he will continue his youth soccer career.
As of now, Ronaldo Jr. is still part of the Manchester United academy. However, as his father has left the club with what many would call bad blood, he certainly will not continue at the club. Considering the 37-year-old Portuguese might sign for Al-Nassr, it is again unlikely he would let his son play at the Saudi club’s academy.
With so much confusion and so much uncertainty, it is Real Madrid who is looking to capitalize. Ronaldo’s son is one of the hottest properties in the youth soccer market. If Real Madrid seals the deal, it will be a great signing for the future.
Youth soccer career of Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
In the U-14 department of soccer, Ronaldo Jr. is indeed one of the most sought-after youngsters. Throughout his youth career so far, he has represented Real Madrid, Juventus, and Manchester United. Currently, he is playing for United’s U-12 setup.
In August 2021, it was revealed that Ronaldo Jr. had a fantastic term with the Juventus U-9s. According to The Mirror, he appeared in 23 games and scored an outrageous 58 goals while providing a further 17 assists for his teammates.
At the time, Ronaldo was quoted saying this about his son, “I hope that Cristiano can be like his father. He says he will be better than I, but I think it will be difficult.”
After his father joined the Red Devils, Ronaldo Jr. then became an important member of the U-12 setup. Wearing the famous no.7 jersey, Ronaldo Jr plays alongside Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney’s son, Kai.